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Patients Using Chiropractors in North America

In 1997, 42% of the U.S. population utilized alternative health care and of this number, chiropractors accounted for 31% of the total estimated number of visits. A study randomly surveyed chiropractors at six study sites within the United States and Canada and systematically sampled chiropractic patients seeking care from participating chiropractors. More than 70% of patients surveyed stated that back and neck problems were the main reason why they sought chiropractic care. According to the study, patients seek chiropractic care almost exclusively for musculoskeletal symptoms and that chiropractors and their patients share a similar belief system.

Source: SPINE 2002;27:291-298